House Committee onWays and Means

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Room 243
State House
Boston, MA 02133 
Tel:(617) 722-2990
It shall be the duty of the committee on Ways and Means to consider all legislation affect­ing the finances of the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred thereto.
Date Starts Topics Bills Status Location
No hearings currently scheduled
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Report Type
Bill Num. Title Sponsor Arrived Hearing Schedule
H.1694  An Act relative to strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute  Tackey Chan    6/11/2015   
H.85  An Act relative to special education funding  William C. Galvin    1/19/2016   
H.2296  An Act relative to certain state police retirement benefits  William C. Galvin    11/5/2015   
H.1039  An Act relative to the creation of the battlefield to STEM field incentive program  Daniel M. Donahue    1/19/2016   
H.127  An Act creating a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Tom Sannicandro    10/5/2015   
H.1766  An Act further regulating workers' compensation  Tom Sannicandro    6/11/2015   
H.1685  An Act relative to self-insurers workers’ compensation obligations  Garrett J. Bradley    11/16/2015   
H.1087  An Act relative to senior and non-elderly disabled housing  Nick Collins    9/10/2015   
H.525  An Act relative to retroactive capital reimbursement for a certain nursing facility  John J. Mahoney    12/10/2015   
H.2161  An Act relative to the safety of students  Harold P. Naughton, Jr.    1/27/2016   
H.83  An Act relative to providing a high impact program for long-term economic success  Gloria L. Fox 
Benjamin Swan  
S.101  An Act revising the interstate compact on the placement of children  Karen E. Spilka    10/19/2015   
H.707  An Act authorizing the establishment of old growth forest reserves  Stephen Kulik    6/22/2015   
H.712  An Act to promote farm viability  Stephen Kulik    10/22/2015   
H.131  An Act establishing an independent office of quality assurance for developmentally disabled persons  Angelo M. Scaccia    1/21/2016   
H.745  An Act relative to access to the Hollingsworth Dam  Angelo M. Scaccia    7/27/2015   
H.2830  An Act relative to the Establishment of a Historical Preservation Fund  Thomas M. Stanley    11/2/2015   
H.1767  An Act relative to state employment postings  John W. Scibak    11/16/2015   
H.98  An Act strengthening early support and education  Stephen Kulik    12/10/2015   
H.261  An Act relative to streamlining home improvement contractor registration  John W. Scibak    10/22/2015   
H.2517  An Act relative to bundled cellular telephone transactions  Denise C. Garlick    5/7/2015   
H.133  An Act providing for a study by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services relative to nonprofit group homes  Thomas M. Stanley    1/21/2016   
H.2744  An Act providing for a highway buffer zone in the town of Needham  Denise C. Garlick 
Michael F. Rush  
H.2413  An Act relative to providing the next of kin of a state police officer killed in the line of duty with a flag during the memorial service  Todd M. Smola    6/3/2015   
H.1130  An Act relative to creating a statutory housing restriction and providing remedies related to statutory housing  David M. Rogers    7/30/2015   
H.1840  An Act to update the public shade tree law  Jonathan Hecht    9/24/2015   
H.2242  An Act amending the retirement beneficiaries of Dennis Mullen  Nick Collins    11/9/2015   
H.200  An Act to increase transparency and trust in charitable solicitations  Jonathan Hecht    2/11/2016   
H.2286  An Act relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits  James J. Dwyer    6/3/2015   
H.526  An Act relative to LGBT awareness training for aging services providers  Elizabeth A. Malia    11/9/2015   
H.1129  An Act providing a homeless bill of rights  William Smitty Pignatelli    12/17/2015   
H.166  An Act relative to donations of alcoholic beverages to non-profit organizations  Tackey Chan    1/28/2016   
H.2930  An Act to authorize the acquisition of land, the development and construction of an underground railroad, civil rights and black heritage museum and cultural center in Springfield  Benjamin Swan    11/25/2015   
H.453  An Act relating to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities  Alice Hanlon Peisch    7/23/2015   
H.2270  An Act directing the State Board of Retirement to grant certain retirement benefits  Angelo L. D'Emilia    11/30/2015   
H.110  An Act to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act  James J. O'Day    1/21/2016   
H.395  An Act relative to providing feedback on educator certification tests  Patricia A. Haddad    9/10/2015   
H.3474  An Act requiring the hands-free use of mobile telephones while driving  Cory Atkins    1/27/2016   
H.1769  An Act establishing the Massachusetts pregnant workers fairness act  Ellen Story 
Joan B. Lovely  
H.2347  An Act relative to victim witness advocate retirement classification  Louis L. Kafka    1/25/2016   
H.3095  An Act concerning the safety of school children embarking and disembarking school buses  William M. Straus    1/11/2016   
H.297  An Act relative to transit  Sarah K. Peake 
Harriette L. Chandler  
H.2773  An Act relative to the use of force accounts  Peter V. Kocot    9/28/2015   
H.128  An Act updating the real lives bill  Tom Sannicandro    10/5/2015   
H.252  An Act relative to licensure requirements for Jefte Rivera  Elizabeth A. Poirier    2/11/2016   
H.2927  An Act to create the position of poet laureate for the commonwealth of Massachusetts  Sarah K. Peake 
Denise Provost  
H.653  An Act relative to the Sudbury watershed advisory committee  Carolyn C. Dykema    1/21/2016   
H.90  An Act requiring the Department of Transitional Assistance to track and report on the use of emergency shelter services by families  Danielle W. Gregoire    1/21/2016   
H.2218  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association  Tackey Chan    11/30/2015   
H.3379  An Act relative to programs to promote self-sufficiency and decrease dependence on government provided assistance  Carlos Gonzalez    1/21/2016   
H.514  An Act increasing the penalties for unfair and deceptive actions perpetrated against persons with disabilities and senior citizens  Bruce J. Ayers    12/10/2015   
H.619  An Act prohibiting the leasing of certain real property known as outer Brewster Island in Boston Harbor  Bruce J. Ayers    7/27/2015   
H.2542  An Act relative to Title 5 income tax credit reform  Steven S. Howitt 
Michael J. Rodrigues  
H.129  An Act to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities  Tom Sannicandro    10/5/2015   
H.1065  An Act creating a scholarship fund to further the study of developmental disabilities  Tom Sannicandro    1/19/2016   
H.1060  An Act establishing an education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need  William Smitty Pignatelli    1/19/2016   
H.1700  An Act Relative to Transparency in Employee Benefits Reporting  Carolyn C. Dykema    10/15/2015   
H.2924  An Act relative to the Connecticut River rowing facility  Peter V. Kocot    11/25/2015   
S.1058  An Act further regulating redevelopment in the Roxbury section of the city of Boston  Sonia Chang-Diaz    1/27/2016   
H.2570  An Act relative to the tax expenditure budget  Jay R. Kaufman    5/7/2015   
H.1698  An Act to promote employment  Marjorie C. Decker    7/27/2015   
H.2769  An Act relative to fees for the use of State House facilities  Jay R. Kaufman    10/29/2015   
H.3114  An Act relative to student driver safety  RoseLee Vincent    8/20/2015   
H.3378  An Act relative to family day care disclosures  Claire D. Cronin 
Paul Brodeur  
H.2198  An Act relative to injured correctional officers  James Arciero    11/30/2015   
H.3039  An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension  Elizabeth A. Malia    8/20/2015   
H.2378  An Act relative to the Office of Senior Justice  James M. Murphy    6/3/2015   
H.670  An Act establishing the Designated Port Area Fund  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    9/21/2015   
H.2374  An Act relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee for Public Counsel Services  Michael J. Moran    6/3/2015   
H.641  An Act relative to abandoned vessels on DCR property  Nick Collins    6/22/2015   
H.457  An Act relative to education collaboratives  Alice Hanlon Peisch    7/23/2015   
H.272  An Act increasing the experience and background necessary to operate low pressure processed steam boilers  Theodore C. Speliotis    1/28/2016   
H.3212  An Act regarding background checks on foster parents  James J. O'Day 
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
H.1104  An Act relative to manufactured housing communities  Patricia A. Haddad    1/13/2016   
H.3414  An Act relative to land improvements in the town of Freetown  Carole A. Fiola    10/5/2015   
H.1768  An Act promoting public labor contracts for local residents  Theodore C. Speliotis    6/11/2015   
S.1631  An Act designating certain lands in the town of Adams for conservation and public recreational purposes  Benjamin B. Downing    11/25/2015   
H.2921  An Act establishing a design certification program for cultural facilities and programming  Ann-Margaret Ferrante    11/25/2015   
H.3240  An Act establishing a special commission to study the administration of services to state owned forest and recreational lands in the Commonwealth  Stephen Kulik    11/19/2015   
H.187  An Act relative to tenant brewers  Kimberly N. Ferguson 
Jennifer L. Flanagan  
H.411  An Act relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam  Bradley H. Jones, Jr.    7/23/2015   
H.2096  An Act relative to the possession of dangerous open flame devices  Michael D. Brady    6/24/2015   
H.2547  An Act encouraging cultural council funding  Randy Hunt    5/7/2015   
H.86  An Act to promote employment for people with disabilities  Sean Garballey    10/22/2015   
H.529  An Act relative to assisting elders and people with disabilities in the Commonwealth  James J. O'Day 
Patricia D. Jehlen  
H.2371  An Act relative to expanding credible service to certain veterans  James R. Miceli    11/30/2015   
H.726  An Act relative to industrial wastewater discharge of dental facilities  James R. Miceli    11/23/2015   
H.2334  An Act relative to fire fighter training  Kate Hogan    10/7/2015   
H.236  An Act relative to updating the plumbing code in order to accommodate agricultural uses  Leonard Mirra    2/11/2016   
H.206  An Act relative to funeral homes and charitable foundations  Steven S. Howitt    2/11/2016   
H.130  An Act renaming certain facilities, departments, and references in law and regulation  Tom Sannicandro    10/1/2015   
H.2587  An Act to sustain community preservation revenue  Stephen Kulik 
Cynthia S. Creem  
H.1109  An Act to address the need for additional resources for the development of affordable housing for low-income seniors  Kevin G. Honan    7/30/2015   
S.967  An Act relative to enhanced enforcement of civil penalties  Sal N. DiDomenico    10/26/2015   
H.3490  An Act relative to correctional employees' retirement reinstatement  Paul McMurtry    7/29/2015   
H.3567  An Act relative to the Saw Mill Brook in the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk and Middlesex  Edward F. Coppinger    10/5/2015   
S.469  An Act regulating the processing of lobsters  Bruce E. Tarr    2/1/2016   
H.1774  An Act providing incentives for productive workers compensation audits  Joseph F. Wagner    6/11/2015   
H.3492  An Act relative to amending disability or death caused by certain conditions of Cancer  Walter F. Timilty    1/27/2016   
H.645  An Act to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams  Claire D. Cronin    10/5/2015   
H.2484  An Act relative to motor vehicle excise taxes  Diana DiZoglio    7/1/2015   
H.3101  An Act clarifying the definition of commercial motor vehicles  William M. Straus 
Steven S. Howitt  
H.3415  An Act relative to increased access of small business to participation in energy savings services and programs  Daniel J. Hunt    10/5/2015   
H.3305  An Act relative to recognition of the "Honor and Remember" Flag in the Commonwealth  Paul McMurtry    10/26/2015   
H.1697  An Act relative to contractor accountability  Mark J. Cusack    6/11/2015   
H.643  An Act establishing a commission on open space and green space  Nick Collins    10/8/2015   
H.43  An Act relative to the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act  COMMISSION ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS    6/22/2015   
H.49  An Act addressing the fiscal year 2015 budget shortfall  Charles D. Baker    3/5/2015   
H.60  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  Charles D. Baker    3/2/2015   
H.1  An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2016  Charles D. Baker    3/5/2015   
H.3326  An Act relative to snow removal penalties  Daniel J. Hunt    1/14/2016   
H.3349  An Act relative to supplemental dependent allowance  Aaron Michlewitz    7/29/2015   
H.3577  An Act to expand teacher credible service  Gailanne M. Cariddi    2/11/2016   
H.3590  An Act relative to notifying automobile lien holders of certain towing and storage costs  Paul McMurtry    1/28/2016   
H.3753  An Act relative to ABLE accounts  Garrett J. Bradley 
Barbara L'Italien  
H.3656  An Act relative to sheet metal work  Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.    2/11/2016   
H.3613  An Act for a reliable, sustainable Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority  Joint Committee on Transportation    6/24/2015   
S.1956  An Act creating uniform beach warnings  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    7/27/2015   
H.3639  An Act to clarify the net-worth measure of the corporate excise  Joint Committee on Revenue    7/1/2015   
H.3676  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  Charles D. Baker    7/20/2015   
H.3683  An Act expanding inclusive transition programs for students with severe disabilities  Joint Committee on Education    7/23/2015   
S.1974  An Act providing for sales tax fairness for main street retailers through minimum simplification  Senate Committee on Ways and Means    8/3/2015   
H.3689  An Act relative to the Division of Waterways to dredge Quincy Bay  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    7/27/2015   
H.3692  An Act relative to carriers of property by motor vehicle  Joint Committee on Transportation    7/29/2015   
S.1984  An Act Resolve creating a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing  Joint Committee on Housing    11/9/2015   
H.3696  An Act to establish an apprenticeship program to ready vacant public housing apartments for occupancy  Joint Committee on Housing    7/30/2015   
S.1986  An Act relative to innovative communities  NONE    2/4/2016   
H.3822  An Act relative to free fishing licenses  Tricia Farley-Bouvier    11/19/2015   
H.3748  An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to acquire land of the town of Townsend  Sheila C. Harrington    11/19/2015   
H.3952  An Act relative to sheet metal work  Brian M. Ashe    2/11/2016   
H.3766  An Act relative to the siting of facilities dealing with refuse  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    9/21/2015   
H.3779  An Act relative to broadened eligibility for relief from disproportionate property tax burdens  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/30/2015   
H.3771  An Act relative to land conservation incentives  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/28/2015   
H.3770  An Act relative to the relief of mortgage debt  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/28/2015   
H.3782  An Act relative to the sales tax of motor vehicles  Joint Committee on Revenue    9/30/2015   
H.3786  An Act relative to the tax status of certain land owned by a housing authority  Joint Committee on Revenue    10/1/2015   
S.2028  An Act relative to the Gardner District Court  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    2/9/2016   
S.2022  An Act relative to substance use prevention  NONE    11/12/2015   
S.2030  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects  NONE    10/13/2015   
H.3812  An Act promoting job training in the commonwealth  Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development    10/15/2015   
S.2033  An Act relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits  Senate Committee on Ways and Means    10/26/2015   
H.3821  An Act establishing the Olmsted Park improvement fund  Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture    10/22/2015   
S.2044  An Act Resolve establishing a special legislative commission on young professionals  Senate Committee on Rules    11/9/2015   
H.3839  An Act relative to dual membership in retirement systems  Joint Committee on Public Service    11/5/2015   
S.2050  An Act relative to the re-homing of children  NONE    11/9/2015   
H.3861  An Act improving the accuracy of eyewitness identification procedures  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    11/18/2015   
H.3862  An Act relative to modernizing the Registries of Deeds  Joint Committee on the Judiciary    11/18/2015   
S.2061  An Act to promote quality physical education  NONE    11/23/2015   
S.2062  An Act relative to healthy youth  NONE    11/23/2015   
S.2063  An Act relative to social media privacy protection  NONE    11/23/2015   
S.2064  An Act regulating notaries public to protect consumers and the validity and effectiveness of recorded instruments  NONE    11/23/2015   
H.3904  An Act relative to restoration to service  James M. Murphy    2/11/2016   
H.3950  An Act allowing public higher education institutions to retain in-state tuition  Joint Committee on Higher Education    1/19/2016   
H.3955  An Act relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth  Joint Committee on Higher Education    1/21/2016   
H.3962  An Act relative to the taxation of inventory in manufacturing  Joint Committee on Revenue    1/25/2016   
H.3963  An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms  Joint Committee on Revenue    1/25/2016   
H.3964  An Act relative to the PRIM board.  Joint Committee on Public Service    1/27/2016   
S.2109  An Act establishing the paint stewardship program  NONE    1/25/2016   
S.2110  An Act to prohibit the use of mobile telephones while operating a motor vehicle  NONE    1/25/2016   
H.2  An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2017 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions, and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund, and serial bond requirements, and for certain permanent improvements.  Charles D. Baker    2/11/2016   
S.2121  An Act relative to 2030 and 2040 emissions benchmarks  NONE    2/1/2016   
S.2119  An Act to establish pay equity  NONE    2/2/2016   
H.2928  Resolve establishing a commission to study art in public spaces  Sarah K. Peake    1/27/2016   
H.716  Resolve creating a special commission to study the effects of coastal and ocean acidification and its existing and potential effects on species that are commercially harvested and grown along the Massachusetts coast  Timothy R. Madden    11/5/2015